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Social Work - Gerontology Practice

Illinois State University

Master
12 months
Duration
17651 USD/year
17651 USD/year
9676 USD/year
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About

The Social Work - Gerontology Practice sequence at Illinois State University prepares students for practice with older adults in a variety of settings. The most recent edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook reports that 5 in 10 jobs in the health care and social assistance sectors will be for people with expertise in working with older populations.

Overview

Illinois State offers one of the few gerontology practice concentrations for Master of Social Work (MSW) programs in the state.

Learning outcomes

This Social Work - Gerontology Practice sequence at  Illinois State University emphasizes the development, delivery, and management of services to meet the specific needs of the growing population of elderly. The curriculum prepares graduates for advanced practice across an array of settings including long-term care centers, assisted living centers, mental health centers and institutions, elder protection agencies, medical agencies, and community centers.

Students who pursue this concentration in the Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program may qualify for the Social Aspects of Aging certificate from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Some of the coursework, including electives, draw from a cross-disciplinary curriculum. In addition to coursework that is specific to gerontology, students will complete their advanced practicum in an agency setting with older adults.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Practice Evaluation
  • Psychopathology
  • Family Centered Practice
  • Practice With Older Adults
  • Advanced Practicum Seminar 
  • Advanced Practicum 
  • Seminar In Gerontology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

A student applying to this program must have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework or any previous work in a master's program.

Applicants need to submit:

  • a resume
  • letters of recommendation
  • statement of interest

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17651 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17651 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    17651 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17651 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    9676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9676 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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